New Library System (Alma)

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The College Library is currently completing a migration to a new core library system called Alma. Although the majority of system downtime occurred during the holiday break, you may encounter residual issues as we complete the migration. We appreciate your patience, and welcome any comments, questions or concerns communicated via email at, by phone at 215-751-8394, or in person at the Information Desk.

Systems like Alma are known by a variety of terms including Integrated Library System (ILS) and Library Services Platform (LSP), and every library worker uses this system in some way to do their job. Our outgoing system, Millennium, served the library well for many years but we decided to migrate to Alma since it will allow us to best serve our students in our ever-changing, digital information environment.

Our Summon Search discovery tool is still available to help you search the library’s resources of books, articles and more. Summon is now integrated with Alma, and we plan to continue refining and enhancing Alma/Summon in the years ahead to improve your research experience.